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Post by TaraLou on 20th February 2017, 09:30

Hi everyone,

I have just moved to a new place and still getting used to the lay of the land/water/sun in the new garden. I keep my roses (about 30) in pots as we live in defence housing and are not permitted to plant them/don't want to leave them behind. ..they are mostly in normal black plastic pots.

My roses have taken a pounding from the recent 40 plus temperatures and I know it gets down to sub zero in the winter here, so I was considering cordening off te best part for them in the garden with edging and placing them in there with loads of mulch around them. I am hoping this will insulate them from the heat/cold better than just sitting in the black pots.

What say you guys? Is this a crack pot idea? (See what I did there ; )
Any advice would be appreciated
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Post by neptune on 21st February 2017, 02:37

A great idea, Tara.....get some cheap sleeves of hay and tie them around the pots....that should help.....wouldn't be bad to put some on the top of the pots as well
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 21st February 2017, 06:13

I assume you are in the houses not far from your husbands work Tara on Heathcote Rd, as he is in the building trade, he might be able to make coral out of some mesh, I would use the mulch idea, any thoughts on cost of hay mulch in your area ?, you can by suger came mulch from the nurseries/ Bunning type places, cost them out. I would put a line of it around one side then place the pots in and then fill the rest of the area. so it looks like a scarfe. If you used it on the bottom as well it will keep them a bit warmer as well. Some on the top will help with moisture retention.
As for the temps there, yes it will get cold but not prolonged days of minus numbers.
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Post by TaraLou on 21st February 2017, 13:33

Thanks for the input guys!
I have bought some sugar cane mulch for my vegies so I have two more bales here.
I was thinking of making garden edges with some of the eleventy bricks left behind here, and mulching around the pots so it looks like a raised bed rather than a collection of those ugly pots.
It would be three bricks high, and the bricks offset a little for ventilation. There are a few people who say not to mulch pots because it makes them too hot...but would that still apply if the black sides are completely covered?
What say you?

And yes...there is some racking, pallets and star pickets coming our way from the base Smile
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 21st February 2017, 20:25

And yes...there is some racking, pallets and star pickets coming our way from the base Smile, don't let the MPs catch you
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